#3 ERIC MAYNOR (2005-2009)
Arguably the most decorated Ram of all-time, Eric Maynor rewrote VCU history during his outstanding four-year career, establishing school records in career points and assists.
Maynor is best remembered for his pull-up jumper with 1.8 seconds left that delivered a 79-77 victory over Duke in the first round of the 2007 NCAA Tournament. The victory was VCU’s first NCAA Tournament win since 1985 and supplied the program with newfound notoriety.
Maynor was the Colonial Athletic Association’s Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009, and was named to the All-CAA First Team three straight seasons. Maynor led the CAA in assists three consecutive years (2007-09) and ranked first in both scoring and assists as a senior in 2009. Additionally, he was a two-time finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, given annually to the nation’s top point guard, and was All-America Honorable Mention as a senior in 2009.
In addition to the Rams’ 2007 NCAA Tournament run, Maynor also led VCU to a 2009 NCAA berth, as well as an NIT appearance in 2008. VCU captured CAA Tournament titles in 2007 and 2009 under his direction, as well as three consecutive regular season crowns (2007-09).
He was VCU’s first-ever NBA first round draft pick when he was selected 20th overall in 2009 by the Utah Jazz. Maynor played five years in the NBA for the Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trailblazers, Philadelphia 76ers and Washington Wizards.